Holocaust survivors groups on Wednesday accused Clalit Health Services and the government of not allocating money given to them by Germany to take care of survivors’ medical and other problems.
The most serious charges – leveled at the Knesset Finance Committee – were that Clalit has received monies from Germany for years and continues to pocket them, instead of allocating them for treatments and drugs for survivors. The survivors claimed that Clalit has received “hundreds of millions of euros” for treating the elderly survivors, but that the benefits did not reach them.
The health fund, however, said that it had not received a list of the survivors for whom they got the money. The health fund “was not given lists” of names, argued Clalit treasurer Avi Steinberg.
Committee chairman Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism) demanded that Clalit officials immediately provide his committee with details about the funds and to whom they are owed.